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Sermons


One of the top priorities for pastors is preaching powerful sermons. Week to week, you create sermons to connect your church with God’s Word and to disciple them to a closer relationship with Him. However, finding fresh ideas for sermons each and every week of the year can be a challenge. Some weeks your focus may be on other areas of caring for your church and sermon preparation needs to take a back seat. So, how do you preach your best sermons every week? Here are a few ideas to help you out.

1) Great sermons begin with a topic - Look for inspiration for sermon help in varied places to help keep your mind open to God’s leading. Is there a scripture that has been on your mind lately? Is there a current event or trend that you could speak into? Use one of these ideas to start your thought process for your next sermon.

2) Great sermons include study of scripture - Study scripture resources on your chosen sermon topic. Search for passages of the Bible that relate to the point of your sermon to help back it up with a biblical point of view.

3) Great sermons illustrate the point - The moral of any story usually leaves the most significant impression on the listener. The same is true for sermon illustrations. Beginning or ending your sermon with a story can help the point stick with your church.

Looking for ideas to get you started? Here are some ideas from some trending sermon topics.

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Sermons on Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth is key for any believer. Preach sermons that will disciple your church and deepen their relationship with God.

The Secret of Growth

Directions for Disciples

Running Well, Finishing Strong

Superficial vs. Spiritual Wisdom

Sermons for Funerals

Sharing a funeral sermon is a time for comfort, peace, and remembrance. Here are ideas to help you share in that time with grieving loved ones.

Funeral Service Based on Abraham

Moving Funeral Messages

A Memorial Sermon

Sermons for Thanksgiving

Giving praise and thanksgiving isn’t a natural response. Use these sermon outlines to teach how to live a life of thanksgiving.

My Thanksgiving List

Thankfulness in Perspective

The Relationship Between Gratitude and Attitude

An Attitude of Thanksgiving

Sermons for Forgiveness

God forgave us first, so we can forgive others. Find topics for messages related to reconciliation and forgiveness.

When You Are Misunderstood

Loving Our Enemies: A Divine Task

How Does Forgiveness Work?

Understanding Forgiveness

Sermons on Faith

The Hall of Fame of Faith gives us examples to strive for in difficult situations. Teach your church to trust God in all circumstances with these ideas.

An Undying Faith

A Life Worth Living

Faith Over Fear

Sermons on Revival

Preaching a call to return to God, for revival of The Church around the world, will stir your church to take action.

Revival in a Bone Yard

Revival or Ruin

Reflections on a Revival

Sermons for Christmas

The Christmas season is a special time for your church to commemorate Christ’s birth. Here are some new takes on a Christmas sermon.

The Day God Became a Baby

When Heaven Came Down

Christmas Challenges

Sermons on Prayer

A sermon about prayer can open the door to amazing changes in your church’s prayer lives. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Four Keys of Intercessory Prayer

A Role Model for Prayer

The Prayer that Changes the World

How to Develop Your Prayer Life

Sermons for Communion Services

Include a sermon on the Lord’s Supper during your communion services to remember Christ’s sacrifice for us.

Come to the Table

The Communion of Saints

Love Wins

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The law which God gave to Moses at Mount Sinai a few months after bringing the people out of Egypt has been the victim of some very bad press in the past several hundred years. My guess is that there is a good deal of confusion.

Study the Word for More Than Words

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Grace Rules?

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Static on the Line

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The Secret of Joy: Psalm 126

Psalm 126 shows us not only that “laughter” and God go together but also God and “joy.” This psalm is written to help you discover the secret of joy.

A Deeper Look at Healing

God designed us to be whole people—body, soul, and spirit. And God cares about the totality of who we are, not just our spiritual side. The health of our bodies matters to him; he knows and cares when we’re sick.

Thy Kingdom Come: The Prayer that Changes the World

The Lord’s Prayer can be rote, or it can become a divine force unleashing God’s glorious blessing. How is “Thy kingdom come” a prayer that literally changes the world? Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come…” (Matt. 6:9-10).

Christ Alone

Of all the things that Paul could have said about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, the one thing that he emphasized was His death on the cross.

Jesus Came to Destroy Something

The people who will experience the fullest meaning of Christmas on Tuesday are the people who know and feel that there is something in them that needs to be destroyed.

Theophany, Redemption, and Trembling

A believer’s reflection upon the acts of his own redemption should bring him to a place of being characterized by conscious trembling before the majesty of God. Psalm 114 explains this in heightened figurative language.

Abundant Grace

If we are ever to understand the grace of God, we must begin with the knowledge that God has acted graciously toward us in Christ entirely apart from human merit.

Our Salvation: A Study In Jonah

The book of Jonah may be studied for many reasons, but a chief reason is for what it teaches about God's sovereignty. Sovereignty is a problem for some Christians in certain areas.

From Glory to Glory

Perfection is the goal of God’s sanctifying work in us. He’s not merely making us better than we are; he is conforming us to the image of his Son.

Jesus Through the Bible

The salvation that was expected in the Old Testament is exhibited in the Gospels and then explained in the rest of the New Testament.

From Spiritual Death to Resurrection Power

In Ephesians 2 Paul takes us down to the Death Valley of the Soul and then up to “the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” The journey’s contrast will enhance our appreciation for what we have in Christ and will influence the way we live.

The Sands of Galilee: The Parable of the Two Builders

When Jesus preached a sermon, told a parable, or gave a discourse, He always used object lessons that were familiar to His hearers in order to illustrate His point. The archaeology and geography of Bethsaida provides the background for two of His parables.

Unacceptable Thanksgiving

A person can be a truly grateful and thankful person and yet be ungodly and rejected by God? That is exactly what I’m saying, and I want you to show you why this is true from our text.

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